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Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup

Photo: Jennifer Davick, Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Lyda Purcell
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

How to Make It

  1. Bring sugar, cranberries, orange juice, and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and pour through a wire-mesh strainer, pressing berries with back of a spoon. Discard solids. Stir in ice cubes; freeze 20 minutes.